So we love exploring new places, park's, beaches, forest walks, big or small, as long as it provides some wonderful family time outdoors we are in. I have been mentioning Margam Country Park to John for a longtime and for some reason we have never made it over there until now. It was a very impromptu affair as we were actually on the way to somewhere else, with Johns parents, when we saw a sign for Margam and thought why not.
Margam Park is famous for it's 18th century Orangery, which is very impressive and is one of the first things you see when entering the park, alongside some old ruins and various sculptures that pull you into the landscape. 850 acres means a lot of space to explore and have fun. We heeded up to the visitors centre and Margam Castle, which is a beautiful building with wonderful details, right opposite the castle is wide open fields, perfect for Mr A's favourite pastime at the moment which is flying (as seen below)
We walked past the lake and miniature railway to the adventure playground, which is perfect for kids and big people (I thoroughly enjoyed hiding in the wooden castles) and Mr A loved the walking platform.
There is so much to see and do here, such as a farm trail, deer heard, fairytale land but since Johns father has not long had knee surgery so after about 2 hours or so it was time to head back so we only really touched the surface and cannot wait to go back and explore more. Mr A loved the trees, which were prefect for climbing.
Every week we join up with Country Kids - a great linky for families who love spending time outdoors.